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Sanwo-Olu Hosts Children With Disabilities As He Celebrates 59th Birthday

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, hosted children living with disabilities on his 59th birthday on Tuesday at Lagos House, Ikeja.

The birthday event organised by the State Executive Council was attended by about 250 special needs students and their teachers, who sang various thanksgiving songs and displayed their talents to celebrate Sanwo-Olu.

The governor, accompanied by his wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, and the wife of the Deputy Governor, Oluremi Hamzat, cut his birthday cake surrounded by children with special needs from different schools in the state.

A statement by Sanwo-Olu’s media aide, Gboyega Akosile, noted that the governor pledged to continue to prioritise the welfare and access of children, particularly those with special needs, to qualitative and free education in the state.

Sanwo-Olu had earlier in the day attended a thanksgiving service held at the Chapel of the Lagos House, Marina.

The service tagged ‘Celebration of God’s faithfulness’ was attended by Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; Chief of Staff, Tayo Ayinde; and the National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Dayo Israel.

Also at the service were the Bishop of Lagos Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt. Revd Ifedola Okupevi; Special Adviser to the Governor on Religious Matters (Christian Affairs), Very Revd Bukola Adeleke; members of the Lagos State Executive Council, special advisers, permanent secretaries, party members, religious leaders, close aides, families, friends, and staff of the celebrant.

The service was also attended by special children from Army Command School and Ereko Methodist School in Lagos.

Speaking during the Thanksgiving service held at Lagos House, Marina, Dr. Ibijoke described her husband as a “superman” because of his passion for working for Lagos.

In his sermon, the Presiding Chaplain, Revd. (Dr.) Dele Ajayi, said the 59th birthday of Governor Sanwo-Olu was worth celebrating for God’s faithfulness in the life of the governor and his family.

Sanwo-Olu’s birthday coincides with the 62nd birthday of the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Greeting Gbajabiamila, in a post on X, Sanwo-Olu wrote, “May this day be filled with joy, prosperity, and good health as you continue to discharge your duties with diligence and dedication. May the year ahead be marked with success and fulfilment in all your endeavours.”

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